Quit yer bitchin'
YOU ARE VISITING THE OLD MALKIN(S)WATCH. THAT'S FANTASTIC. PLEASE VISIT THE NEW MALKIN(S)WATCH WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE. That's me, not Malkin. Her e-mailers, on the other hand, see up and call it down.
Michael Brown's testimony before Congress is receiving some rave reviews. Some e-mailers are demanding that Brown critics, myself included, apologize. Puh-lease. Don't mistake the after-the-fact appearance of competence for demonstrated leadership in crisis.What hearings were these idiots watching? "Appearance of competence?" How about appearance of snivelling? Don't just take a lefty's word for it. Readings from the Right:
What specifically caused me to have a visceral reaction against Brown's testimony was a segment of his opening statement. In it, Brown spoke of walking into command posts where nobody was in charge and chaos reigned. He had seen smoothly run operations in Florida, but the situation in Louisiana was completely different. There was no leader taking charge and organizing. Brown's complaints show his primary shortcoming as the director of FEMA--his failure to take charge in that room and make things happen.